Primer barely helps. I read the reviews that claim the plumper burns and figured those people were just babies. Omg the plumper hurt my lips so bad. I had a red ring around them and they weren't even plumped. I had to wipe it off after five minutes.
I gave this product 2 lippies for the "primer" side only. It is an ok primer, not great but not awful. I don't think it makes my lipstick last that much longer but it does fill in the lines on my lips and make them look really smooth. My lipstick definitely looks prettier with this under it.
Now for the "plumper" side.....as some one else mentioned this burned the hell out of my lips. Like Oh. My. Goodness. Seriously painful. It definitely made my lips plump but not in a good way...they were swollen from the irritation and it looked more like I was punched in the mouth! It straight up smells like Big Red chewing gum, so no wonder. All that burning and tingling is not helpful to making lips look younger.
At least this is cheap. Now I know, and I will not repurchase. I would rather stick to chapstick under my lipstick
Didn't work for me. My lips still flaked. The primer is a nude color so it's like a concealer. And I'm not a fan of cinnamon so I don't like the plumper
Hmm...I didn't really care for the lip primer in particular but it did work to a degree. I think my problem with it is the consistency. Like some reviewers noted, it is quite thick like a concealer and I had to blend it with my finger to mute it out a bit. The plumper has a cinnamon gum smell and tingles my lips when applied. It did make my lips look a little plump than usual but also made my lips feel a bit uncomfortable as it sank in, but then again I have used other lip plumper products that gave the same sensations and some even burned. This was tolerable for me. It is an OK product and it was three dollars so I don't feel like I wasted my money. I'm not sure if I would repurchase.
This was one of my first ELF products. The plumper which really isn't a huge "Plumping" product provides a great base for your lipsticks. The primer side is really more of a base product that I would not use with my lighter or more nude lipsticks because it will show through. However using it when I need to re-definine my lip line is great and my color doesn't budge for several hours. This works really well when you use the lip lock product.
Ladies if you are sensitive or don't like the tingle part of plumpers I would pass this one by. It can be intense for someone more sensitive. Also so you don't get the cakey effect exfoliation should be done before adding any high or heavy color product.
This is one along with my ELF exfoliator stays in my bag. It's great for touch ups or if your making it a long day and need a pick up for the evening.
Good product! The lip plumper side broke off so it just kinda sits there I use it once in awhile but the other side is a miracle worker!! It has a chalky feel to it but let it simmer on ur lips for about 5 mins. Over line ur lips too it helps keep ur lipstick on all day!! Wipe off after it kinda absorbs into the lips n apply lipstick. Seriously this stuff is great.
This stuff is just straight-up gross. The primer side smells weird and has the consistency of a thick...concealer...? Saying that is almost an insult to concealers. The plumper also has a strong smell, although it's a tad more pleasant, but even dabbing it on your lips results in an automatic burning sensation. I've tried my share of nicer lip plumpers, and let me just say that this is not standard. A slight tingle, sure - but a full fledged burn? Not so much. Keep your dollar and go elsewhere.
I bought this 3$ product just because of the plumping side. However, decided to try out the priming side too. The plumping side smells STRONG like cinnamon, and burns the hell out of your lips. Although, the burning only lasts for about a minute and then it's done. And I noticed slightly fuller lips, so it worked in that aspect. But the primer? It's disgusting, it feels like you're just putting a really heavy concealer on your lips. It settles into the creases and smears off your lipstick, don't use it. However, it you want just a plumper, this product is the best "drug store" plumper that I've found, and I've tried a few.
Like every women, I like a full pout and while my lips aren't thin, I occasionally like a little extra volume.The plumper has a mild cinnamon scent that reminds me of Big Red chewing gum(sorry for the reference if you aren't from the US) when I initially applied it, I thought "What a con" it's not doing anything but the plumping sneaks up on you. within about 2 mins my lips were lightly swollen. Not so much bee stung more like excess making out with your stubbled honey(along with some slight redness). Nothing uncomfortable or painful and the look was exactly what I was going for.. I then tried to apply the primer which down right sucks. It's too creamy boarding on oily and just moves around your lips. You actually wipe off more in application then you apply. And what little stayed on my lips only made them look dry. If you're in the market for a cheap plumper and you don't have dry/sensitve lips then I totally recommend this otherwise save your money
I am 100% happy with this product, I use the concealer on occasions, but make sure to only use a thin layer and I find it works very well. Now the plumping side, I can't even say enough good things about it..I have very thin/small lips and after putting on a thick thick coat of the plumper my lips looked fuller within minutes and for the price you just can't beat it. I also love the cinnamon smell and didn't find the tingling to be over-bearing or any worse than your average lip plumper.